Category Archives: Food Safety

Food Label Declarations

Sort Through FDA Updates To Make Proper Food Label Declarations

Expert: Use FDA food labels as an opportunity to give consumers what they want

While flavor declarations are a cinch, the FDA labeling requirements for the flavor designation on the principal panel display are complex and confusing. Even conventional foods and dietary supplements can be difficult to label when it comes to the FDA’s required Statement of Identity—get things More..

OTC Drug

OTC Drug Compliance Reform Act Will Impact Your Current & Future Offerings

Good news: This OTC Monograph legislation, now stalled in Senate, could help you innovate

Manufacturers of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs: Get ready for change. The Over-the-Counter Drug Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act promises to modify the regulatory system that oversees most OTC medications—and the OTC Monograph system. Anyone who develops and produces an OTC drug for marketing and sale in More..

FDA Food Facility Inspection

Prepare For 3 Phases Of An FDA Food Facility Inspection

The secret to a passing grade depends as much on what you don’t say as what you do

Every year, millions of Americans get sick—and some even die—because of foodborne diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on a mission to prevent foodborne More..

GMO Food Labeling Rules

Food Marketers & Producers: Prepare For New GMO Labeling Regs

You’ve got upcoming USDA, FDA, and state rules to contend with—as well as a new ‘healthy’ definition

Strong and widespread pressure from industry groups, health advocates, and the general population has resulted in a long list of new labeling requirements for food products—and that includes genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Many of the new rules going into effect this year. But in some More..

Food Supply Chain

For the Food Chain Industry, Recalls Can Be Good News

Harnessing the Data You’re Required to Collect Can Improve Profitablity

The Food & Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law by President Obama in 2011, was hailed as the “most sweeping overhaul of America’s food safety system since 1938.” The legislation gave the FDA authority to impose new rules to More..

Food Safety rules

New Rules on Imported Food

Final FSVP & Accredited Third-Party Certification Rules Affect Food Importers

If your business imports food products into the United States, you’ve got new rules to follow! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) final rule outlines the activities importers should perform to verify that food imported into the United States More..